Investor Primer: U.S. Data Center Market

Volume 42, Number 9 August 14, 2018 By Chris R. Miers, CRE, and Michael McGowan Photo: sdecoret/Shutterstock.com Institutional investors are increasingly considering investing in a dynamic new property sector – data centers. Whether viewed as a subset of their industrial or office property allocations, or as new specialty property type, data centers investments can offer an […]

Housing Demand and Immigration Trends

Volume 42, Number 8 July 31, 2018 By Norman G. Miller, Ph.D.; Paige Mueller, CRE; and Michael J. Dinn, CRE Photo: Arthimedes/Shutterstock.com Research conducted by Norman Miller, Ph.D., University of San Diego; Jeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Indiana University; Paige Mueller, CRE, at Eigen 10 Advisors, LLC; and Michael Dinn, CRE, at Dinn Focused Marketing. Continued from Volume 42, Number 6: […]

Market Value in Use is Not an Oxymoron

Volume 42, Number 7 May 15, 2018 By Kerry M. Jorgensen, MAI Special-purpose properties present some unique valuation challenges. For property tax assessments, in condemnation proceedings and even in mortgage lending, debates regarding the proper basis of a value opinion are common. A special-purpose property is, “A property with a unique physical design, special construction […]

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Housing Demand is About to Change – Here’s Why

Volume 42, Number 6 April 18, 2018 By Paige Mueller, CRE Research conducted by Norman Miller, Ph.D., University of San Diego; Jeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Indiana University; Paige Mueller, CRE, at Eigen 10 Advisors, LLC; and Michael Dinn, CRE, at Dinn Focused Marketing. Continued in Volume 42, Number 8: “Housing Demand and Immigration Trends”. The U.S. rental housing market has been […]

Black Swans – The Original Rara Avis

Volume 42, Number 5 March 21, 2018 By Hugh F. Kelly, PhD., CRE The subject of “event risk” has been gaining in prominence in investment planning by institutional portfolio managers.1 Weather catastrophes, earthquakes, terrorism and other events that do not fit neatly into models of portfolio risk and return have, because of stark experience, become […]

The Revolution, Part II: Revisiting Opportunity in the Small Town

Volume 42, Number 3 February 6, 2018 By Owen M. Beitsch, Ph.D., CRE, and Tom Kohler In 2014, Real Estate Issues included a review of The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley. 1 The lessons outlined remain prescient, especially for the development community seeking new […]

Fundamentals: Cybersecurity Oversight and Strategy for Commercial Real Estate

Volume 42, Number 2  January 23, 2018 By Marie-Noëlle Brisson, CRE, and Michael Savoie, Ph.D. Photo: vs148 and zhekoss/Shutterstock.com Continued in Volume 42, Number 10 and Volume 43, Number 1. Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Oversight and Risk Management Anyone who deals with large amounts of data, especially from multiple sources, is vulnerable to the various attacks we […]

Industry Legends: Ray Torto, Ph.D., CRE

Volume 42, Number 1 November 27, 2017 Interviewer: Steve Felix Co-Founder and Partner Felix / Weiner Consulting Group New York, New York Interviewee: Ray Torto, Ph.D., CRE Lecturer Harvard Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Massachusetts Felix:  Ray, how did you get started in the commercial real estate industry? Torto: It was a little bit of a […]

Editor’s Note – Global Cities Issue

Change — like death and taxes — is certain and inevitable, so much so that it is even a fundamental premise of economic and valuation theory. Although no one has a crystal ball, it is, nonetheless, important to be able to predict the future as it is the foresight and anticipation of what is to […]

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